Walton Monroe Art Center Saturday Soiree and two Sip and Paint opportunities in March

Guest column from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop hours:
Monday – Thursday 11 – 4 | Friday & Saturday 10 – 5
Currently in the gallery: middle school student art show through 3/12  | 50+ local artists represented in our shop
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Saturday Soiree: March 14
Drop In for our usual once-a-month food and fun events!!
No RSVP needed – just drop in! Bring your friends! This Soiree is the same day as the Monroe Car Show!
MENU:
We’ll start serving lunch at noon

  • baked potato bar with your favorite toppings and cobbler – yum!!!

MANY THANKS, once again, to Animal Care Hospital at Bold Springs for sponsoring our Soirees.  They help pay for the food and supplies so that the funds raised from our lunch sales are 100% profit for us.  Our volunteers and board members also donate most if not all of their food items, as well.  Any great cooks are welcome to help us out! Thank you all.

SOIREE WORKSHOPS …

with Sarah Scott
Mini-Masterpiece: Pablo Picasso
11 – 4  Each workshop starts every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour; last workshop starts at 3:30Why is this guy a master?  His portraits are crazy!! Let’s find out why people think this Picasso guy is so wonderful.  We will take a quick look at his art, talk about what we see, make some art of our own and decide for ourselves if Picasso is as great as everyone says he is.Kids will get a Mini Master Trading Card and a chance to make some wild art – Picasso style!!  $10 includes all supplies.
with Jill Lingerfelt
Cat Painting 
Drop in anytime between 11:00-3:30. Paint a fun cat picture with artist Jill Lingerfelt.  8 x 10 acrylic on canvas. All supplies included. Choose your own colors. Fun for all ages (small children will need their parent’s help). $15
with Rebecca Braswell
POTTERY WORKSHOP
Clay Gnome

11 – 4 (workshop closes at 4 so give yourself about an hour to complete your gnome)
Create your own hand-built pottery gnome with Rebecca!  Fee: $25 per gnome. Pay Rebecca at the time of your class.
A fun class for all ages (kids with help from an adult).
with Stormy Wyles
Hand stamped leather bracelets
from 10 – 4
Drop in during the Soirée and create a hand stamped leather bracelet for $25 or key chain for $10. All materials and tools supplied. Head upstairs and find us! (Just follow the sound of the hammers!)
with Jena Kent
FAIRY HAIR by Jena Kent Salon
A fun addition to our Soiree!!  For ALL ages – everyone loves Fairy Hair!Drop in between 12 – 4 to add a little sparkle to your hair!  Fairy hair is thin, colorful iridescent stands that attach to a single strand of your hair.
$10 for 6 stands – if we are busy, we will have to set a limit of one set per guest.  🙂
Easy way to sign up to help us out!
We are using SignUpGenius to help us organize our popular Soiree events.  We have between 150 – 400 people visit during our Soirees and we need YOUR help!You can CLICK HERE to sign up to help at our Soiree on 3/14 – help is needed setting up, greeting, serving food, assisting in the workshops and clean up at the end.Each slot is only two hours long, although you can sign up for more than one slot.
THANK YOU!
Our website is updated with ALL our MARCH classes and events! Check out all 60+ (so far!) HERE 
Be sure to check throughout the month as our website is continually updated with new classes and events.  NEW!  Online class registration for some of our classes!!
… dozens of classes and creative events for kids and adults – visual and literary arts and more!
NEW CLASSES this month:
more jewelry classes with Stormy
photography
short fiction workshop
new format for painting class
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Regional Juried Show: May 1 – June 12
Our Juried Regional Show is an open call to all artists – MWCA members and non-members alike.Please note: A juried art show is one at which prospective artists will submit their works for review by a panel of jurors. Not all works will be chosen.

FEE
A fee of $35 covers up to three submissions per artist.

DROP OFF
Pieces for review will be dropped off Saturday, April 25 (10a – 5p) and Sunday April 26 (1p – 4p).

JUDGE
Tatiana Veneruso, Education Curator of the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

AWARDS
Cash awards are offered in first, second and third place in three categories:

  • 2D (this encompasses “flat works” – drawings, paintings, mixed media, collage etc. – and other works that can only be viewed from one side such as some fiber arts),
  • photography and
  • 3D (works that can be viewed from all sides – sculpture, pottery, etc.).

Best in Show prize: $300.

APPLICATION
Download the guidelines and application here:
https://www.monroewaltonarts.org/call-for-entries.html

Sip & Paint offered twice this month!
We’re offering our popular SIP AND PAINT WORKSHOP on two dates this month – March 13 or 27.

Painting: spring mushrooms in a woodland setting

We’ll provide a couple of bottles of wine; feel free to bring your favorite and/or some snacks to share.

from Donna …
Come and paint with us on  Fri. Mar. 13th or the 27th from 7-9ish….:) We will have a fun evening of painting, encouraging, talking, and lots of laughter! You may start out as strangers but by the end of the evening you do not leave feeling that way … Art has a way of bringing people together.

As always I encourage everyone to make the paintings that we paint “their own” so always feel free to change background colors etc. You are the artist! I am just giving you a place to start and instruction along the way.

We are painting a very vintage style image and I LOVE this one.  It is more challenging than past paintings with lots of blending and some drawing but I know we can do it!  Last month’s Sip and Paint got really big, really fast and that is the reason for the two dates.  If this continues to fill I will offer two dates monthly. We’ll see how it goes.   Pass our class info along to all your friends and let’s enjoy a creative evening full of good positive vibes 🙂

Adults only – fun girls’ night out!

Fee:
$25 for members;
$30 for non-members
includes all supplies.

Pre-registration required by 24 hours before the class.  Email Donna to register.

Registration will close by the day before each class OR when the class fills. These classes fill quickly so be sure to register soon!

See our other classes for adults HERE

2020 Annual Business Sponsor Campaign
Your business can become an Annual Business Sponsor with a tax-deductible donation.  There are many great benefits to partnering with your local community art center – recognition in our gallery (10,000+ visitors annually), in social media, our newsletter and a listing on our website; a fun and super-creative tee with our 2020 sponsors listed on the back; a door sticker proclaiming your support of local art; discounts on classes and in our shop for the donor’s family … and more.The campaign ends March 31 – we don’t want you to miss out on this great opportunity! Take a look and your business can become a sponsor  – HEREIf you’d like to meet to discuss how your business can partner with us on specific projects, contact Hope Reese (director) at 770-207-8937 or email hope@monroeartguild.org.

on the website  …

Find YOUR joy by volunteering here!
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, April 4 at 1pm.  You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.  Help is needed in many ways!Learn more about our Art MD Healing Art Kits and our Healing Arts Outreach programs — plus ways you can help HERE.

Call for Entries

What’s in the Galleries and Sculpture Garden?
Walton County Middle School Student Show – now through March 12.
Join us for the closing reception 3/12 from 6 – 7:30 pm

See our list of Art Guild Members
(and hey artist-members!  If you have a website, Etsy Shop or Facebook page, please send the link to hope@monroeartguild.org. And be sure to renew your membership annually when we send your reminder out.  If you do not renew, your information will be removed from our listing of Guild members.)

Support local arts and get discounts in our shop and on classes!  Join us today!  Click HERE.

Members Memo:  Insider news you can use!

We can host your private party!  From a child’s birthday party to a girls’ night out or bridal or baby shower … if you want to add some sparkle and artistic shine to your party – check this out!

As always, much love to our awesome & generous business sponsors – thank you so much!   We are seeking sponsors for 2020.

Also check out our friends at Walton Writers and On Stage Walton who also make Walton County a creative and enjoyable place to live!

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